ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), a leading global supplier of entertainment and event technology solutions headquartered in New York, has announced that it will acquire the business and assets of Australian-based Bytecraft Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Staging Connections Group Limited. PRG chairman and CEO Jeremiah "Jere" Harris and Bytecraft Managing Director Stephen Found today jointly announced the acquisition, which will be completed by the end of March. Stephen Found will continue in a leadership role with the company.
Founded in 1984, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide, Bytecraft Entertainment has a long history of technical excellence. The company specializes in supplying lighting, drapery, and Superscreen LED systems for large-scale events, as well as theater, television, theme parks, gaming venues and large outdoor sporting events. Bytecraft Entertainment's clients include: the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Formula 1 Grand Prix, and concert tours for Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Robbie Williams, Kiss, Cher, and Pink.
"This acquisition will be hugely beneficial to our customers," said Found. "PRG's global reach, depth of inventory and technical expertise will provide many opportunities for our existing clients."
"PRG is a truly global brand," said Harris. "With the acquisition of Bytecraft, we will be able to better serve our existing client's needs in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, Bytecraft and PRG have similar philosophies—both companies provide a multidiscipline, integrated product to our clients. With the addition of Bytecraft, PRG continues to respond to our clients' desire for a single source solution—audio, video, lighting, scenic, rigging and automation—with experts knowledgeable across market sectors."
For more information on PRG, please visit www.prg.com.
For more information on Bytecraft Entertainment, please visit www.bytecraftentertainment.com.
About Production Resource Group — Production Resource Group, L.L.C., (PRG) is the world's leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations, such as theme parks, museums, retail stores and performing arts centers. PRG provides integrated services and equipment, including audio, video, lighting, rigging, staging, and scenery and automation systems, for these markets from more than 36 offices in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
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